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Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By: "Kapstein, Matthew T."

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780199735129

ISBN: 0199735123

Condition: GOOD


The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has known over thirteen centuries of continuous development. During that time, it has spread among the neighboring peoples - the Mongol, Himalayan, and Siberian peoples, Manchus and Chinese. At its height is has been practiced in regions as far west as the Volga river and to the east in Beijing. Its capacity for creative adaptation is demonstrated by its recent growth in Europe and America. At the same time, it is at the center of political contestation in ethnically Tibetan regions of China, while its best known exponent, the Dalai Lama, has become one of the mo... View more info